TOU Tips and Tricks

Time of Use Tips & Ways to Save with TOU

Once you find the rate plan that works best for you, saving with Time of Use (TOU) is easy. You just need to know the following:

Which devices require the most electricity (this is easier than you think).
The times of day you can take advantage of Super Off Peak (cheaper) hours.
The habits or new technology you can use to better manage your electricity usage.

Off Peak vs On Peak Energy

When you make the switch to Time of Use, the cost of your electricity during certain hours of the day will be substantially cheaper than others. You’ll learn how the plans vary, how to find the best plan for you, and why switching to Time of Use can not only help you save, but also help the environment and decrease outages.
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Cooling and Heating Your Home

We’ll show you a few tricks to heat more efficiently in colder months and how precooling in the Summer makes it easy to save money on energy without sacrificing comfortable temperatures inside your home.
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Charging Your EV Overnight

Electric vehicle owners will see instant savings on all Time of Use price plans by charging overnight. Super Off Peak and Night rates are about 40% lower than Off Peak or standard rates. High capacity EV batteries may consume 30 to 50 KwH in one charging cycle. If you charge your EV overnight 365 days a year, you'll save 40% compared to charging on standard rates. 

Most, if not all, electric vehicles and EV chargers come with a timer that lets you charge your EV at a specific time. To charge on the lowest cost, Super Off Peak overnight rate, all you have to do is just set the "End" or "To" time for 6am. You do not have to set the "Start" or "From" time.

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Keep Your Pool Clean & Energy Efficient

Program your pool pump, electric heat pump pool heater and hot tub timer to run during super-off-peak or off-peak hours. Most pools and hot tubs only need 8 hours of filtration daily. Save even more with a variable speed Pool Pumps + electric Heat Pump Pool Heaters rebates.

Pool pump rebates

Savings Through Off Peak Appliance Use

Run appliances like dishwashers and clothes dryers during off-peak or super-off-peak periods throughout the week. There are no peak periods on weekends or on holidays. To save even more, purchase ENERGY STAR saving appliances and products and be sure to take advantage of our rebates!
Energy saving appliance and product rebates

Understand Your Energy Usage

Time of Use plans give you more data about your energy usage. See for yourself which times of day you’re using the most energy so you can decide how, or if, you can shift your use to get the most savings from your TOU plan.
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